A Book May Begin With Angst, But it Must End in Love
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

There is truth in fiction that comes from real life. At the beginning of a story, the character is in angst. They are separated from a love, their lives are in disharmony, their heart is broken. But we pray it won’t stay this way. We pray they find their way, that Harry meets Sally and Luke discovers his identity and destroys the Death Star.

We pray that each character finds their…

In Life, Move Through the Fear Rather Than Around It
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Earlier today I spent an hour walking down a beach talking a friend down from his ledge. He was about to go through a frightening experience. He was going into a meeting in which a thousand things could go wrong. There was much at stake – His job, an important relationship, his dignity and his pride.

As I listened, I could tell he was…

Sunday Morning Music, Nils Frahm
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer

Being still is not something I do a great job of. There’s always something I can be doing. There’s always someone to connect with. There’s always work that needs to get done. But when I listen to this song, I am reminded of my need for rest.

I hope you find…

“Hi, I’m Al and I’m an Addict”
Al Andrews
By Al Andrews

A woman with multiple felonies sat to my left. Across from me, seated next to one another, were two women who’d prostituted themselves in the past to pay for their drug habits. To my right was a woman who’d lost count of the number of times she’d been arrested and put in jail.

I was attending “the circle,” a weekly…

How Does American Culture Influence Christianity?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

It’s a broad topic that deserves a book, of course, but just asking the question has value.

How is our understanding of Christianity influenced by our culture?

I’ll choose only one area to start, and…

When Life Is A Fog, Cling To The Lantern of Light
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi

I’m in a fog. And not just because I live in Portland. The future of my work in Africa, my writing career, vocation, my role as a husband – it’s all steeped in mystery so thick and so dark it catches in my throat and unsteadies my breath.

I know great things lie ahead, but…

How I Use
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Years ago I created a life plan and have rarely had a foggy day since. It happened when I discovered Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy and began planning my life like a story. The process brings me clarity and focus every day. I’d say I’m more healthy today than I’ve ever been, and I owe it all to thinking and planning in the form of narrative.

I plan all the big stories of my life using…

The Deception of Urgency
By Donald Miller
Sunday Morning Music, All Sons & Daughters
By Tim Schurrer
How I Got Asked to Pray After the First Lady
By Jena Nardella
Why You Should Have a No Drama Policy
By Donald Miller